Monthly Archives for February 2013

Forgotten houses

I live in a rural area where houses are mostly vacant, and they are available to rent at a very low cost. Japan’s home ownership rate exceeds 60%. However, there has been a great increase in the number of empty … Continue reading

28. February 2013 by Katsuyuki
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New Kabukiza

In Japan, Kabukiza is one of the most traditional theaters where Kabuki is performed. Woman was not allowed on the stage because it was considered an act to disgrace the stage. The Kabukiza was built in 1889 in the Meiji … Continue reading

27. February 2013 by Tomo
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“Chapatsu” or Brown Dyed Hair

. Chapatsu is hair that has been dyed or bleached to make it brown, and it has now won widespread junior high and high school students acceptance. But, some elderly people still equate chapatsu with delinquency. So, when younger people … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Tomo
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“Fukujuso” – Flower in which messengers tell of the arrival of spring in

Flower in which messengers tell of the arrival of spring in In my blog, I wrote that we have a lot of snow this year. But, I just found the flower which survives in the cold weather and tells us … Continue reading

25. February 2013 by Katsuyuki
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The most famous station

That is Yagisama station near my house and is especially nostalgic attractions and unattended station. But, it is very well-known station for useing for movies, promotion vides and TV commercials since old days. Now, it is also used for the … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Katsuyuki
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